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Life in Eastern North Carolina can often be measured by the tide, the season and what fish are biting. But it can’t be all fun and games, can it? Well … maybe. For those days when sinking your toes in the sand simply isn’t on the agenda, it’s important to know that there are a variety of oth…

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It would be so simple to say that Charleston is a perfect destination for foodies, a hotspot for shoppers, or even an ideal vacation for history buffs. The truth is Charleston checks so many boxes it is hard to define with a few simple words. Yes, it is all of the above – but it so much more…

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The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores announced June 10 that Eagle Landing is set to open. The habitat for two flightless bald eagles, Uwohali and Shagoie Watha, is scheduled to open on the 4th of July.

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North Carolina is truly one of the most visually beautiful states in the union. And while much of that beauty can be viewed from primary thoroughfares and country roads, even more is tucked away in our protected wilderness, free for all to see, yet not quite within reach of motorized vehicle…

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The homes and gardens of the historic seaside village of Beaufort will open doors and swing back their gates for the 59th annual Old Homes & Gardens Tour on June 28-29. The annual tour, a fundraiser for the Beaufort Historical Association, features 13 of Beaufort’s beautiful private home…

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Colonial Williamsburg has cleared out the cows so its archaeologists can take a crack at Custis Square. The foundation hopes that underneath the grass its livestock has grazed on, it will find artifacts related to the volatile planter and one-time father-in-law to Martha Washington, John Cus…

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A family-friendly event will help showcase the waterfront property designated as the site for the future home of the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

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There is a significant United States military presence in North Carolina. All four branches are represented in some way; from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro and Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, to Marine Corps bases Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point closer to home. On Memorial Day, the…

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Rarely do the towers go unnoticed by visitors – standing along the coastline like sentinels of an era long forgotten. Despite the battle scars from the elements endured, the towers remain strong and sturdy. They’re conversation starter for history buffs and puzzling clues to first time visit…

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Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 45th annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for you. The show, organized by the NC Maritime Museum, takes over Front Street in downtown Beaufort from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, May 4 and is the longest ongoing woo…

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As the campus looks forward to a new year, Tryon Palace swings back the doors to the NC History Center for a deep winter fundraiser. WinterFeast celebrates some of those things we love most about the season, comfort foods and oyster roasts.

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The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Traditionally, the aquarium offers free admission twice a year.

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   The Beaufort Historical Association is hosting a pair of events Nov. 17-18 sure to set the holiday tone for area residents. On Saturday, Nov. 17, the BHA hosts its annual Jumble Sale, which transforms the historic site into an old-fashioned community market filled with vendors selling a w…

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Tryon Palace, the recreated governor's palace in New Bern, pulls out all the stops each holiday season, proving once again that the Georgian inspired showplace was the heart of North Carolina's colonial aristocracy.

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While there's no doubt that Airlie Gardens – the formerly-private botanical showcase purchased by New Hanover County in 1999 – is a treat to visit all year round. Located in Wilmington, the 67-acre site features a walking path, historic structures, picturesque lakes and manicured gardens are…

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The Beaufort Historical Association will host its 10th Christmas Candlelight Tour from 5-8pm on Saturday, Dec. 8. The tour showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes, several inns, bed & breakfasts as well as churches, all elegantly d…

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A full range of holiday plans are already underway for downtown Morehead City sure to tickle your holiday spirit. From an art walk and chowder competition to the annual flotilla and tree lighting ceremony, Morehead's collection of holiday events bring the community together in the heart of town.

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All is calm and bright in Susan Creighton’s Edenton home, despite the grey drizzle outside. She settles into a cozy leather chair in front of her Christmas tree, already decorated and lit up in honor of the town’s annual Christmas Candlelight Tour, which is to begin that evening. By all righ…

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It was a November day in 1717, but it wasn’t the cold that made the French sailors quake. While sailing the warm Caribbean waters near the island of Martinique, their ship – a merchant-turned-slave ship named La Concorde – encountered fearsome enemies. By the end of the day, the majority of …

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Coming across the new Gallant’s Channel bridge connecting Radio Island to Beaufort, a small white trailer is visible in the distance to the left just beyond some sailboats and a parking lot. It would be easy to assume that the trailer is some forgotten piece of the past, perhaps something th…

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It’s time again for the Beaufort Historical Association’s annual Fall Fundraising Party in Beaufort. This year’s gala event will take place at the home of Robin and Katherine Team at 6:30pm on Saturday, Oct. 27 and will feature the artwork of Jaquelin Perry. Catered by Beaufort Grocery Compa…